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"Keep it Real"advanced techniques for realistic tattooing Vol.1 Andre the Giant*
Award winning artist Keith Ciaramello takes you through the process of tattooing a color portrait of "The Eighth Wonder of the World" Andre the Giant! Topics covered include; choosing reference, enhancing reference in Adobe® Photoshop®, making the stencil, stencil application, flesh-tones, color mixing, needles, inks, using the Neuma® Hybrid and much more. Many of the topics that were covered in Keith's "Keep it Real" live seminar are demonstrated on this DVD. The techniques discussed apply to coil and rotary machines as well.
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Thursday, June 25, 2009
SUNDAY, JULY 12TH 2009, 12PM
LIVE FREE OR DIE TATTOO EXPO
MANCHESTER, NH @ THE RADISSON HOTEL
"This is the last time I will be giving my Keep it Real live seminar. Hope to see you there!" Keith Ciaramello
This seminar is for licensed tattoo artists only. The Neuma air-driven tattoo system will be explained, as well as all aspects of producing realistic color tattoos from photo reference. If you are not interested in using Neuma, but are interested in realistic tattoo techniques you should still attend. The techniques are applicable to coil and rotary machines as well.
Registration is $150.
Seating is limited to 20.
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Saturday, April 25, 2009
Hey everyone! Here are a few new tattoos from the last few weeks (see below). The first sessions were done with Neuma, but I finished them with coil machines (Next Generation Orion to be specific). It was great to use coils again.
Right away I noticed how fast I could work vs Neumas. I am hoping the Hybrid's new cam design will reduce the drag of the Neuma (I hear it does), because this is the main cause of the slow down. Comfort wise...coils still suck. LOL! So clunky and awkward...It is a trade off for speed in some cases though...
I will say this, Neuma did change the way I tattoo and think. I found myself running my coils in a way that duplicated the feel of my Neumas. Once I found that Neuma-ish sweet spot It was no problem to do all the effects and techniques I have come to expect from Neuma. Again the difference ws less drag and more speed.
Conclusion...I still see myself tattooing with Neuma (especially if the Hybrid addresses all the issues it is supposed to), because the comfort and ergonomics are simply the best. I also see myself using coil machines (as I did for 15 years), but with the sensitivity and techniques I developed in the last year or so of using Neuma. For the record I prefer light-weight aluminum machines. My favorite is the Orion from Next Generation. I have some great "Irons" too, but I get hand fatigue from them.
- I am giving my seminar in Miami @ Visionary Expo.
- Also look for my first DVD release later this year.
- Lastly, I will be holding a tattoo artists' "Summer Boot Camp" two day seminar that will go beyond the "Keep it Real" seminar and deal with all styles of tattooing, portfolio review, basic painting techniques in oil & acrylic, photography, basic photoshop skills, machine tuning and care, tattoo workflow...a soup to nuts two day adventure. Seating will be limited to 20. Date and price TBA